Welcome to the Academy

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Welcome to the Westcombe Park Academy

Westcombe Park have created a rugby Academy encompassing the U16s, U17s and Colts teams.

The new Academy structure offers a number of advantages and opportunities for the lads:

  • a unified learning, training and playing ethos
  • the full backing & support of over a dozen dedicated club coaches & team managers who are totally committed to the continued success and well-being of all Academy players
  • access to a greater number of coaches allows for more effective targeted training and coaching, e.g. forwards vs backs, kicking, lineouts etc.
  • increases the chances of having adequate player numbers for competitive fixtures
  • the chance to mentor and be mentored by their peers
  • opportunities to "play up"
  • a clear and supportive pathway to Senior rugby

We always welcome new players so please feel free to contact a relevant age group official (listed on the individual age group pages under the "Academy" section). Here you will also find full fixtures lists for the 2019/2020 season.

We have also arranged 5 pre-season training & fitness sessions (run by a professional Strength & Conditioning coach) with the last to be held on Sunday, 18 August 10:00-12:00 at the club - feel free to simply stop by and join in - please bring boots, gumshield and a drink.

Welcome to the Academy
Welcome to the Academy
Welcome to the Academy

About the team

<p>Westcombe Park have created a rugby Academy encompassing the U16s, U17s and Colts teams.</p><p>The new Academy structure offers a number of advantages and opportunities for the lads:<br><ul><li>a unified learning, training and playing ethos</li><li>the full backing &amp; support of over a dozen dedicated club coaches &amp; team managers who are totally committed to the continued success and well-being of all Academy players</li><li>access to a greater number of coaches allows for more effective targeted training and coaching, e.g. forwards vs backs, kicking, lineouts etc.</li><li>increases the chances of having adequate player numbers for competitive fixtures</li><li>the chance to mentor and be mentored by their peers</li><li>opportunities to &quot;play up&quot;</li><li>a clear and supportive pathway to Senior rugby</li></ul></p><p>We always welcome new players so please feel free to contact a relevant age group official (listed on the individual age group pages under the &quot;Academy&quot; section). Here you will also find full fixtures lists for the 2019/2020 season.</p><p><strong>We have also arranged 5 pre-season training &amp; fitness sessions (run by a professional Strength &amp; Conditioning coach) with the last to be held on Sunday, 18 August 10:00-12:00 at the club - feel free to simply stop by and join in - please bring boots, gumshield and a drink.</strong></p>